After a great first week of training, this past week has been even more incredible! For many reasons, I’ve felt like I’ve been on cloud nine.
My dad was in the DC area for work for, and we were able to spend Friday afternoon and evening and all day Saturday together before he headed to the airport yesterday morning.
I completed my first long run since Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach yesterday afternoon. Between the gorgeous weather and how I felt during my run, I felt on top of the world when I finished. Better yet, I felt like I could have easily kept running!
The icing on the cake of my incredible week was the e-mail that I received Friday afternoon.
I was selected to be a FitFluential ambassador! I’m ecstatic about this announcement and feel so privileged to have been selected to join such an incredible group of fitness enthusiasts.
This week was also a first for me in quite awhile. I completed all of my runs outside! Part of this was due to the lower temperature and humidity, but part of it was also due to the fact that I’ve become quite bored on the treadmill and need a bit of a break from it.
Mon 9/8 – 3.14 mile run around the neighborhood, 0.30 mile cool down walk, abs
Tues 9/9 – Rest day
Wed 9/10 – 3.21 mile hill workout on the Cub Run Stream Valley Trail, 0.31 mile cool down walk
Thurs 9/11 – 30 minutes on the elliptical, kettlebell squat swings, abs, arms, shoulders, glutes
Fri 9/12 – Rest day
Sat 9/13 – Rest day
Sun 9/14 – 5.14 mile run on the Cub Run Stream Valley Trail, 0.43 mile cool down walk
Total Weekly Mileage – 15.28 miles (6.54 miles more than week 1)
Total ATM Training Mileage – 24.02 miles
I cannot wait to carry the momentum from this past week of training into week 3. While I’m faster and stronger than I was at this time a year ago I’m always seeking improvement. There’s only 26 days until Army Ten Miler and I want to ensure that I’m in the best position possible to achieve a new ten miler PR!
QOTD: What exciting thing(s) happened in your life this past week?